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Royal Doulton and HemingwayDesign join forces

British design icons Royal Doulton and HemingwayDesign join forces with a new partnership and striking ceramic interiors collection

Working in line with Royal Doulton’s ethos to create design-led ceramics, the new HemingwayDesign collection offers contemporary accessories for decoration, as well as everyday use. Each piece has been created to improve things that matter in life – a philosophy that was introduced by well-known founder Wayne Hemingway and one that is applied to all HemingwayDesign work.

Building on Wayne Hemingway’s roots in fashion, and an impressive 21 consecutive seasons on the catwalk, the family-run firm works across all design disciplines from housing and interiors, to graphics and product design. It is this experience that makes these new products so special. This exciting partnership sees the Hemingway family work directly with the talented Royal Doulton designers, bringing together years of experience to create a unique collection of products for the home.

On the partnership, Tilly Hemingway says: “We have been keen to work on a ceramics collection for some time as we are avid collectors of ceramic products as a family. The collection was a great chance for me and my father to combine our distinctive mid-century inspired design aesthetic with Royal Doulton’s brand heritage and we are delighted with the final range.” 

Statement vases in a variety of shapes and colours make up a large part of the collection, from a striking bouquet vase with an embossed texture to a distinctive orange glazed rose bowl. Additionally, the stem vase boasts a bright yellow finish and tapered neck to create an interesting focal point in any room.

The HemingwayDesign collection also offers smaller items such as decorative storage jars, tealight holders or mini jugs in bright colours; making the collection perfect for gifting. Even the nesting ceramic trays are available in three sizes and coordinating colours, creating a well-rounded and complete collection.

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About HemingwayDesign:
From their origins on Camden and Kensington Market in the early 80s Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway built Red or Dead into a label that received global acclaim. After 21 consecutive seasons on the catwalk at London Fashion Week, Wayne and Gerardine sold Red or Dead in a multi-million cash sale and set up HemingwayDesign.

HemingwayDesign is now a multi-disciplinary design agency led by two generations of the Hemingway family and a wider team of talented designers all realising the firm’s core philosophy that “design is about improving things that matter in life”. The firm has designed products, experiences or identities for many well-known brands including John Lewis, G Plan, Hush Puppies, Taylor Wimpey Homes, Crown Paints, Graham & Brown, Sky TV, Sainsbury’s, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Nissan, DC Thompson and British Ceramic Tiles. To know more visit:

About Royal Doulton:
Royal Doulton's history began in 1815, when John Doulton invested in a small pottery business on the banks of the River Thames in Lambeth, London.
By the 1820s the business was flourishing and stoneware jugs, bottle and utilitarian wares for the kitchen and storage jars were made. From these small beginnings, Royal Doulton developed to become famous worldwide for enduring and excellent design, pioneering techniques and outstanding artistry.
Inspired by the brand's London origin's the new Royal Doulton embraces the urban culture and eclectic style of the city appealing to design conscious consumers. Royal Doulton's mission is to create good quality, contemporary designs, that add enjoyment to everyday life - a clean look with that something extra to really stand out from the crowd.

About WWRD
WWRD is the leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products worldwide. WWRD manufactures, distributes and sells well-recognised brands including Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, and Johnson Brothers. WWRD maintains unique licensing arrangements with some of the most high-profile innovators in the home and lifestyle market, including Vera Wang, Jasper Conran, Monique Lhuillier, John Rocha, Gordon Ramsay, and Donna Hay. WWRD products are distributed through premium department stores and independent retailers and wholesalers around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia and Ireland. The company employs more than 3,800 people worldwide.

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